September 8, 2014

September 8, 2014

Lucky Number

In preparation for the District Trivia finals, I’m studying a number of lists. Gemstones, moons, trophies, and other random objects are starting to merge together? What’s the traditional present for a 40th anniversary? A Stanley Cup made of emerald and named Phobos? I think?

At least a recent XKCD showed me that I’m not alone. The strip itself is great, and the caption is even greater. Behold (click to enlarge): 


A lot of good trivia to parse here. How many do you know?

Snow White’s Dwarfs
Doc
Grumpy
Happy
Sleepy
Bashful
Sneezy
Dopey

Ranks of Biological Classification
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species

Continents
Asia
Africa
North America
South America
Antarctica
Europe
Australia

Deadly Sins
Wrath
Greed
Sloth
Pride
Lust
Envy
Gluttony

Seven Layer Dip (n.b. This one seems to vary.)
Refried beans
Guacamole
Sour cream
Salsa
Cheese
Black olives
Lettuce

OSI Model of Computer Networking
Physical
Data link
Network
Transport
Session
Presentation
Application

Wonders of the Ancient World
Great Pyramid of Giza
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
Statue of Zeus at Olympia
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Colossus of Rhodes
Lighthouse of Alexandria

Days of the Week
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Seas
Arctic
North Atlantic
South Atlantic
North Pacific
South Pacific
Indian
Southern

Seven Sisters Colleges
Barnard
Bryn Mawr
Mount Holyoke
Radcliffe
Smith
Vassar
Wellesley

Colors
Red
Orange
Yellow
Green
Blue
Indigo
Violet

Pleiades
Maia
Electra
Taygete
Alcyone
Celaeno
Sterope
Merope

Habits of Highly Effective People
Be Proactive
Begin with the End in Mind
Put First Things First
Think Win-Win
Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
Synergize
Sharpen the Saw

Seals of Revelation
First Seal (White horse)
Second Seal (Red horse)
Third Seal (Black horse)
Fourth Seal (Pale horse)
Fifth Seal (Souls of martyrs)
Sixth Seal (Great earthquake)
Seventh Seal (Seven angels)

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